Chef Jose Garces opens Scottsdale restaurants at The Saguaro

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- One of only seven chefs in the country to hold the title of Iron Chef America, Jose Garces is truly talented in the kitchen.

He open his first restaurant, Amanda, in 2005. He later opened eight more eateries in Philadelphia and Chicago.

Now he's bringing his unique culinary style to Scottsdale's newest hotel -- The Saguaro.

"I'm excited to bring my food to Scottsdale's beautiful and historic Old Town," Garces said on the hotel's website.

Garces stopped by 3TV's kitchen Friday morning, to give Scott Pasmore and Yetta Gibson a taste of what patrons at his new restaurants -- yes, that's plural -- will be able to enjoy.

Garces' new restaurants, Distrito and Old Town Whiskey, are located at The Saguaro Hotel in Downtown Scottsdale, 4000 Drinkwater Boulevard.  For more information, call 480-970-4444 or visit